New #SQLPASS Summit Pre-Con: Expert Performance Tuning for SQL Server 2016 & 2017

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Going to the PASS Summit in Seattle this year? Join me & Erik Darling on Tuesday, the day before the conference, at our pre-con session, Expert Performance Tuning for SQL Server 2016 & 2017.

Your job is making SQL Server go faster, but you haven’t been to a performance tuning class since 2016 came out. You’ve heard things have gotten way better with 2016 and 2017, but you haven’t had the chance to dig into the new plan cache tools, DMVs, adaptive joins, and wait stats updates.

In one fun-filled day, Brent Ozar and Erik Darling will future-proof your tuning skills. You’ll learn our most in-depth techniques to tune SQL Server leveraging DMVs, query plans, sp_BlitzCache, and sp_BlitzFirst. You’ll find your server’s bottleneck, identify the right queries to tune, and understand why they’re killing your server. If you bring a laptop with SQL Server 2016 and 120GB free space, you can follow along with us in the Stack Overflow database, too.

Along the way, we’ll give out great prizes for the best questions and run an end-of-day competition to win the best stuff. You’ll go back to the office with free scripts, great ideas, and even a plan to convince the business to upgrade to SQL Server 2016 or 2017 ASAP.

Can’t upgrade to 2016? We’ll even show you memory grant and compilation tracking tricks that work in newer service packs for 2012 and 2014.

This is not an introductory class: you should have 2-3 years of experience with SQL Server, reading execution plans, and working on making your queries go faster.

Attendees will even get a one-year Enterprise (Everything) Bundle – with that, the $495 pre-con pays for itself!

PASS Summit 2017

Head over to and register now. During registration, pick our Tuesday pre-con. See you in Seattle!

Update 2017/09/22 – over 300 seats are sold, so if you still wanna join in, move quick before it sells out.

Update 2017/9/25 – we’ve added stretch goals! If we hit 325, 350, 375, or 400 attendees, you’ll win even more training.

Update 2017/10/06 – the pre-con is now sold out! If you couldn’t make it to Seattle or didn’t get your tickets in time, we’re teaching it online, too.

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